433: The Lessons of Jellyfin
23 November 2021
We revisit some old assumptions about the open-source Plex-alternative, Jellyfin. We each try it out, and along the way, gain a few insights about open source.
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- Kodi “Matrix” 19.3 Release — Okay, we know that we’ve only just released 19.2, and some of you are probably even still waiting for that, but that’s a big part of the reason we need to push out a new build. We still had some challenges with the Xbox release, and some other issues came to light that we didn’t want to ignore - so, rather than get into platform-specific point releases, we thought we’d just nudge up to 19.3 and go for it.
- Jellyfin — Jellyfin is the volunteer-built media solution that puts you in control of your media. Stream to any device from your own server, with no strings attached. Your media, your server, your way.
- Plex — Plex brings together all the media that matters to you. Your personal collection will look beautiful alongside stellar streaming content.
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM4 4 with 4GB RAM/ 32GB eMMC — It features a variety of I/O peripherals such as MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, micro-HDMI to connect displays/ cameras, a standard 9-pin USB 3.0 header for more USB expansion, a micro-SD card slot, and an FPC connector while maintaining a compact form factor! This board is ideal for HTPC makers, Linux developers, software router enthusiasts, and the majority of regular Raspberry Pi users.
- Client Spotlight: Infuse for tvOS and iOS - Jellyfin: The Free Software Media System — With Infuse, it’s easy to connect to with automatic server discovery. Once connected, you can enjoy direct playback (no transcoding required) for almost all formats.
- Jellyfin Plugin for Kodi — The Jellyfin for Kodi add-on combines the best of Kodi - ultra smooth navigation, beautiful UIs and playback of any file under the sun, and Jellyfin - the most powerful open source multi-client media metadata indexer and server. You can now retire your MySQL setup in favor of a more flexible setup.
- catt — Cast All The Things allows you to send videos from many, many online sources to your Chromecast.
- Self-Hosted Podcast — Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services.
- Perfect Media Server — Perfect Media Server began life as a series of blog posts over at blog.linuxserver.io. Those posts continue to be very popular but a blog post (or three) can only get you so far… I therefore introduce perfectmediaserver.com - a wiki format information repository detailing all you need to know to build a free, open and modular media server that will last for many, many years.
- Jellyfin Android App
- Jellyfin for Android TV
- Jellyfin Roku App
- Jellyfish Bitrate Test Files
- jellyfin-mpv-shim — MPV Cast Client for Jellyfin.
- Pick: Junction — Set Junction as the default application for a resource and let it do the rest. Junction will pop up and offer multiple options to handle it.
- Junction on Flathub
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By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable working with a large variety of networking tools and configurations to manage complex Linux networking implementations.